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Obituaries & Tributes

Obituaries and Tributes 2018

Vale- Dr Peter Guy

Station Year Season
Macquairie Is 1974 Winter
Mawson 1975 Winter

Trevor Luff has advised of the passing of Dr Peter Guy. His funeral was on 23rd January on the Sunshine Coast.
Peter was very well known to Qld ANARE and has spent the past few years in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
Email received from Trevor Luff via Margaret Whitelaw 22/01/18


Vale- Dr Mary Gillham

Station Year Season
Macquarie Island 1959-60 Summer

Dr Mary Gillham passed away 23rd March 2013, aged 91. Mary Gillham was part of the first female ANARE expedition to Macquarie Island in December 1959. Her fellow female scientists were Isobel Bennett, Hope MacPherson and Susan Ingham. She travelled with ANARE for 14 days, her scientific purpose on the island was to analyse the effects of sea birds on the island's vegetation. Mary spent five days on Macquarie but still explored as much of the island as she could. She kept a diary of her time there and made notes on the exceptional wildlife inhabiting the island. The complete timeline of Mary's Macquarie trip and more of Mary's accomplishments during her life can be found at
Her photo was taken in 2012
Email received from Cathy Bolton, 6/02/18